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Week 22 – May 27, 2024

Plant Information

Penstemon Cherry Sparks

  • Penstemon Cherry Sparks - Bloom
  • Penstemon Cherry Sparks - Container
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Penstemon hybrida

Common Name: Beard Tongue

Hardiness Zone: 5a - 9b

Hardiness Degree: -20°F (-28.9°C)

Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Hummingbirds, Heat Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)

Height: 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)

Width: 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Penstemon perform best in sunny locations with well-drained soils.
Fertilize once per month for best results.
Removing spent flower stems will encourage repeat blooming.

Grower Information:

Double the flowering time for longer shipping and selling window, plus more color in the garden.

  • Bigger blooms with bright, cherry-red color.
  • More heat tolerant and Winter hardy than other varieties.
  • Sterile, long-flowering variety, without the unsightly seed heads.

'Cherry Sparks'

Protection Information: PP28,869

(Flowering Only License)